‘SNL’ Star Pete Davidson Revealed That Kid Cudi Rescued Him from Suicidal Thoughts
Pete Davidson is known for showing off his comedy chops on Saturday Night Live, but when he paid a visit to The Breakfast Club on Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2016) he discussed his battle with depression and what got him through it.
This statement is particularly relevant because Cudi checked himself into rehab earlier this month to help him cope with “depression and suicidal urges.” When asked how he reacted to the news, Davidson said that it’s somewhat encouraging to know that people he respects deal with the same struggles he goes through.
“It’s kind of comforting to know your hero goes through the same stuff you do,” the comic said. “I think that’s why a lot of kids my age can relate to Cudi and people love him so much is because he’s a very emotional dude.”
And, if you’re assuming Davidson’s admiration for Cudi has only been from afar, think again; the two have developed a friendship over the years. Cudi has even been helping the comedian on some promos for his new comedy special. Davidson also shared that he’s been in contact with the rapper since he checked himself into rehab.
“I texted with him last Monday, and he’s in really good spirits,” he said. “I think I might go see him next week. But he’s in a good place.”